What We Believe

The Christian faith is more than an emotional experience; it also involves certain beliefs about God, ourselves, and our relationship to Him. It is part of the responsibility of the church to pass these beliefs on to its members in order to preserve the “Faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.” (Jude 3)


The Church of the Nazarene has 16 Articles of Faith. Here is a summary of these 16 statements:


  1. We believe in one God, the Creator of all things, who reveals Himself as Father, Son and Spirit.

  2. We believe in Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man at the same time, who became like us to bring about our salvation.

  3. We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is active in the world, bringing us to salvation.

  4. We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, giving us all we need to know about how to be saved.

  5. We believe that we are all sinners by both nature and act and need God’s forgiveness and cleansing.

  6. We believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross and rose again, and that, by trusting in His death, we can be restored to a right relationship to God.

  7. We believe that God has enabled us to turn to Him from sin but that He has not forced us to do so.

  8. We believe that each person must repent, turn away from sin, and trust Christ to accept him or her.

  9. We believe that when we turn from sin and trust in Christ, the old record of sin is wiped clean, and we are born anew; thus becoming part of the family of God.

  10. We believe that after being born anew, we need the fullness of God’s Spirit in our hearts. When we make a complete commitment to Him, He cleanses our spirit, fills us with His perfect love, and gives us the power to live victoriously.

  11. We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ carrying on His mission through the power of the Holy Spirit.

  12. We believe in baptism and urge people to be baptized as Christians.

  13. We believe in the Lord’s Supper.

  14. We believe that God can heal. We pray for healing. We also believe that He can work through medical science.

  15. We believe that Jesus Christ is coming again.

  16. We believe that everyone will face the judgment of God with its rewards and punishments.


A statement of belief has little value without the action of believing. To believe is to trust God, to trust Him with complete obedience.